Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks


Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech Red Raiders
14-1 (1-0 V)
7:00 pm ET, Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman
Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners
12-2 (7-0 H)
ESPNU
 
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks

Trae Young was an important recruit for Texas Tech.

So when Chris Beard was hired by the Red Raiders in April 2016, one of his first calls was to the legacy recruit who was living in the back yard of one of Tech's Big 12 rivals.

A few days later, he made an in-home visit to the five-star point guard.

Beard had an edge -- Young's father, Rayford, had starred with the Red Raiders from 1996 to 2000 -- but it wasn't quite enough to get over the attraction of playing for his hometown school.

In the end, Young picked Oklahoma over Texas Tech among others and has turned into a sensation as a freshman, leading the nation in both scoring and assists.

On Tuesday night, Young will face his father's alma mater for the first time when the No. 9 Sooners host No. 8 Texas Tech at Lloyd Noble Center.

Young almost dismissed Texas Tech as a possibility when Tubby Smith left to go to Memphis.

But Beard's phone call, and his continued pursuit, at least gave Young pause.

Beard said he understood the kind of transformational player that Young could be.

This is far more than a novelty, though, for these teams.

Texas Tech is tied with West Virginia for the Big 12 lead and is 14-1 with an eight-game winning streak.

Oklahoma is 12-2 and coming off a loss at West Virginia in which Young scored 29 but was held to five assists, tying a season low. The game is the third in four games for the Sooners against a top-10 opponent.

The Red Raiders have a defense that is among the best in college basketball, holding opponents to 59.2 points per game. The Sooners are averaging a Division I-best 94.4 points per game.

 

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Texas Tech Red Raiders +3½ (-110) +115 164 (-105)o
Oklahoma Sooners -3½ (-110) -135 164 (-115)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Oklahoma 88, Texas Tech 82

 


 

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 14-1 11-0 3-1 8-3 5-2 3-1 81.07 59.20 21.87
Last 10 9-1 8-0 1-1 5-2 4-1 1-1 81.90 62.50 19.40
vs Conf 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 78.67 61.33 17.34

Oklahoma Sooners

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 12-2 8-1 4-1 6-7 3-5 3-2 94.36 81.21 13.15
Last 10 9-1 5-0 4-1 5-4 2-2 3-2 92.90 81.60 11.30
vs Conf 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 91.67 89.00 2.67

Betting Odds Trends

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas Tech's last 10 games on the road
Texas Tech is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oklahoma
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Texas Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas Tech
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
Oklahoma is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas Tech
Oklahoma is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas Tech

Injuries

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Hyron Edwards G Out indefinitely - Concussion - 11/30/17 Edwards is sidelined due to concussion-like symptoms and it is unclear how much time he will need to recover.

Oklahoma Sooners

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
2/4/17 TTU 77 OKLA 69 -6/140 TTU/O
1/14/17 OKLA 84 TTU 75 -1/139 OKLA/O
2/17/16 TTU 65 OKLA 63 4/148 TTU/U
1/26/16 OKLA 91 TTU 67 -12.5/149.5 OKLA/O
2/21/15 TTU 75 OKLA 79 (OT) 9.5/122.5 TTU/O
1/28/15 OKLA 81 TTU 36 -16/127.5 OKLA/U
2/12/14 OKLA 60 TTU 68 -8.5/150 TTU/U
1/25/14 TTU 65 OKLA 74 -1/153.5 OKLA/U
2/20/13 TTU 71 OKLA 86 9.5/137 OKLA/O
1/16/13 OKLA 81 TTU 63 -14.5/140.5 OKLA/O

Texas Tech: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS TTU FG Opp FG Reb
1/6/18 KSU 74-58 (W) -9.5/139.5 WU 24/41 20/42 27-18
1/2/18 @KU 85-73 (W) 7.5/148 WO 29/67 25/55 41-27
12/29/17 BAY 77-53 (W) -7.5/138.5 WU 26/52 19/51 36-17
12/22/17 ACU 74-47 (W) -/- -- 25/49 18/61 40-29
12/19/17 FAU 90-54 (W) -23/142.5 WO 32/65 21/58 35-30
12/16/17 RICE 73-53 (W) -28.5/142 LU 31/63 17/44 30-30
12/13/17 KENN 82-53 (W) -/- -- 32/61 14/43 38-19
12/5/17 NEV 82-76 (W) (OT) -5.5/148.5 WO 26/62 25/59 34-31
11/30/17 HALL (N) 79-89 (L) 2.5/136 LO 30/63 30/59 31-30
11/25/17 SAV 103-69 (W) -/- -- 39/74 23/64 45-23

Oklahoma: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS OKLA FG Opp FG Reb
1/6/18 @WVU 76-89 (L) 5.5/173 LU 25/58 32/70 34-35
1/3/18 OKST 109-89 (W) -9.5/164.5 WO 35/64 35/80 38-39
12/30/17 @TCU 90-89 (W) 2.5/170.5 WO 29/62 30/74 39-39
12/22/17 NW 104-78 (W) -10/157 WO 33/54 29/65 30-30
12/19/17 NWST 105-68 (W) -/- -- 41/69 28/65 37-28
12/16/17 @WICH 91-83 (W) 7/165.5 WO 29/72 30/70 38-42
12/8/17 @USC (N) 85-83 (W) -3/165 LO 30/67 30/67 31-40
12/4/17 UTSA 97-85 (W) -23.5/167 LO 37/81 31/81 52-43
11/30/17 UNT 82-72 (W) -29/158.5 LU 32/59 29/58 28-29
11/26/17 @ORE (N) 90-80 (W) -2.5/163.5 WO 25/58 31/74 35-34

 

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